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Casinos Austria bid for casino facility in Japan

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Casinos Austria International (CAI), the Austria-based casino group, has sprung a surprise by bidding for one of the three IR licenses in Japan. It is the 17th international IR operator entering the Japanese casino fray. CAI revealed that it had already established a Japan branch and hired its Japan president, Akio Hayashi.

The opening of their campaign was well prepared, with messages of support from such figures as Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz and Minister of the Economy Margarete Schramböck.

CAI enters the field as the only state-owned IR operator searching for a licence in Japan and many of the comments at the press conference made reference to the fact that it was the 150th anniversary of Japan–Austria relations.

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All India Gaming Federation demands action against offshore betting websites

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The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking government action against offshore betting websites that illegally operate in the country.

“One of the alarming issues that has come to our attention is that many online gambling and betting websites operated by companies based outside India in tax havens are luring and accepting bets from Indian citizens. These websites operating in India are not only causing citizens to be lured to the addiction and risk of gambling and losing their hard-earned money but also poses a national security threat as these transactions lead to outflow of money outside India through unaccounted and clandestine means,” it said.

The letter lists nine such websites, including some well-known companies like  betfair.com, jetwin.com, and bet365.com.

 “AIGF has further asked the central government to take steps to block the foreign websites accepting deposits from Indian players under the Information Technology Act and Rules. It has further asked Prime Minister Modi to direct the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to conduct a comprehensive probe against the offshore gambling websites for violations of the Prevention of Money-Laundering Act, 2002; Foreign Exchange Management Act, 2000 and other laws,” said Jay Sayta, founder of Glaws.in, a website on gambling laws.

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Malaysian deputy minister accepts it is difficult to tackle online gambling

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Malaysia’s Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Aziz Jamman has publicly conceded that the country has no effective way at present to completely block online gambling servers. He also acknowledges that the country has no effective mechanism to deal with about 700,000 dubious prepaid mobile phone accounts that may be used for illegal gambling.

The minister, nevertheless, provided the extensive and ongoing efforts to curb illegal online gambling by Malaysian enforcement bodies. He added that new measures are required for enforcement agencies to stop online gambling completely.

“Online gambling servers are located abroad and these are identified by their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses,” he explained. “When the police or the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) block an IP number, gambling operators can change it in a split second.”

Mohd Aziz also told lawmakers that it was difficult for authorities to crack down on online gambling using mobile phone apps.

“It was previously mentioned by the Communications and Multimedia Minister that there are some 700,000 dubious prepaid mobile phone accounts. This makes it hard for authorities to gather information as the gambling operators are operating underground,” he said.

The minister also pointed out the difficulties to prove online gambling when no physical transaction of money takes place. “When they are caught, they say it’s just an online game as no money is involved,” he said, going on to assure lawmakers that the police are currently looking at ways to effectively deal with these problems.

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Malaysian police busts online gambling syndicate

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Police in Malaysia have arrested five men and confiscated RM3.36 million (808,000 USD) at an apartment in Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.

The syndicate, which has been in operation for a year, is believed to have 20,000 registered users.

All the arrested persons are Malaysian citizens, who are in their 20s.

“The syndicate promotes their service through the WhatApps and WeChat applications and also the short service messaging system by using GSM SMS Blasting Machine. They received stakes of about RM120,000 (28,827 USD) daily, with all transaction using local and foreign accounts,” the city police chief Mazlan Lazim told in a media conference.

He said the police were now looking for the leader of the syndicate.

During the raid, he said, police also seised 14 sets of computers, 40 SIM cards, a GSM SMS Blasting Machine, 42 handphones and five laptops.

All the suspects are in remand until tomorrow to facilitate police investigation under Section 4(1) (c) of the Betting Act 1953.

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